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Hope & Resilience: Reducing Intimate Partner Violence for Sexually & Gender Diverse Individuals

  • 06/01/2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Utah State Library, 250 North 1950 West - Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • 21


  • Open to anyone. You may pay by PayPal using a credit/debit card or skip that step and receive an email with pay by check instructions.
  • Proof of student status to be shown at check-in.
  • Volunteers from sponsoring organizations - get code from Jim Struve

Registration is closed

Program Description:           

This conference will present a broad overview of the diverse issues that impact Intimate partner violence for sexual and gender diverse individuals and families. The conference will prepare professionals and advocates to work with this range of issues. Hope and resilience will be an underlying theme for all sessions, providing inspiration for expanding resources.

A complete agenda can be found here.

Box lunches will be provided (included in registration fee.)

Program Goals:         

(1) Attendees will be able to express an understanding of how changing social and political forces affect LGBTQ individuals impacted by intimate partner violence, and concrete means of providing support to those individuals and communities.

(2) Attendees will be able to identify at least two skills learned from the Community Resiliency Model as well as applications to their lives or their communities.

(3) Attendees will be able to identify at least two areas in which oppression is a part of their work, profession, or life, and one tool for dismantling oppression and bias.

Program Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

(1) Identify 3 changes in prevailing public policies that could contribute to harm reduction of interpersonal violence as a risk factor for sexual and gender diverse individuals

(2) Identify 3 clinical interventions that can improve trauma recovery for sexual and gender diverse individuals who have been victims of interpersonal violence

(3) Identify 3 communication skills for interacting with sexual and gender diverse individuals that can foster resilience

(4) Identify 3 examples within our Utah communities that provide sources of hope that decreasing risk factors for interpersonal violence that effects sexual and gender diverse individuals is possible

Continuing Education: Applications submitted for 6 hours of CEU’s from Utah NASW, UPA (approved), & UMHCA

Below is a brief overview of the agenda. Please click on the presenter of any session to learn more or click HERE for a complete agenda.


8:00 - 8:45  Registration & Check In

8:45  - Welcome

9:00 – 10:15  Plenary Speaker:

Michael Munson - Co-Founder and Executive Director - FORGE - Milwaukee, WI
Topic:#WeToo: Creating and sustaining movements that empower and include trans and queer survivors of intimate partner violence”  READ MORE

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00   Break Out Sessions:

Workshop (A) “Community Resiliency Skills “
Presenter: Kathleen Thomas, MA, PCCA
Clinical Training Coordinator – Project Life, San Diego, CA

Workshop (B) “Understanding Oppression"
Presenter: Choya Adkison-Stevens - Equity & Inclusion Coordinator Oregon Coalition Against Domestic& Sexual Violence, Portland OR

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.  Box Lunches provided (included in registration fee)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Break-out Sessions

                               Workshops (A) & (B) repeated

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion:

       Jamie Justice, MSW - Director, Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center

Panel Participants:    

       Nellie Arrieta, LCSW - Community Organizer and Mental Health Clinician

       Brian Parnell, MSW - Domestic Violence Program Administrator
             Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services

       Susan Reimer, CSW - Utah Pride Center

       Faeiza Javed, LCSW - Clinical Director, South Valley Services

4:15 p.m. Closing



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